View Full Version : Bath Mitt from Knits Magazine

07-01-2005, 09:31 AM
I have fallen in love with this bath mitt (http://www.interweave.com/knit/projects/gifts.asp) (first pattern on the page) from Interweave Knits. I was thinking it would make good Christmas gifts, but the yarn is pretty expensive according to most sources I've looked at.

The recommended yarn is from Henry's Attic -- it uses both Alpine Cotton and Pigtail. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knows of a good source for Henry's Attic Cotton or perhaps a good substitute, especially for the Pigtail Cotton.

BTW ... the Bed and Bath Duo that is published in the Knits Summer 2005 issue is soooo pretty! I wish they had a picture on their web site I could direct you to!

07-01-2005, 09:40 AM
I couldn't get the pic to come up on my computer, but cotton is cotton. What about one of the cottons that seem to be designed for wash-clothy type stuff like Lilly or Bernat Handcrafter. www.smileys.com has the Bernat for 97 cents. Can't beat that!

07-01-2005, 09:49 AM
what's strange is that when you pull up the pattern that mitt doesn't look like it is done in cotton to me. it looks ....plusher (pretty sure i just made up that word but i think i like it) to me. I don't know that lily would make it look as cushy as it looks in that picture but maybe it is just the pattern...

07-01-2005, 10:44 AM
The "plushiness" comes from Henry's Attic Pigtail cotton. I've attached a picture of it from here (http://www.conknet.com/~m_bunis/catnip/niphen.htm). They sell it, but it costs $13.60 for a 1/2 lb.

I've never seen another cotton yarn like this before -- but, then again, I haven't really looked, either!

The Alpine Cotton that is used as the "base" yarn would be fairly easy to find a substitute for, but I don't know where to find something like the Pigtail.